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Ch 24 Int Sci

Earth's Water system

What is acid rain? Rain that has a pH lower than 5.6
What is aquifer? An underground area of sediment and rocks where groundwater collects.
What is carnivore? An organism that eats herbivores or other carnivores.
What is condensation? The process by which a substance in its gaseous state loses energy and enters itss liquid state. One phase in the water cycle.
What is evaporation? The process by which a substance int its liquid state gains enrgy and enters its gaseous state. One phase of the water cycle.
What is food chain? A series of steps through which energy and nutrients are transferred from organism to organism in an ecosystem.
What is ground water? Water that collects underground in an aquifer. This water supplies wells and spring.
What is herbivore? An organis that eats produces(e.g plants or algae)
What is hydrosphere? The water layer of Earth's surfacee.
Wwat is precipitation? Water vapor in the atmosphere falling back to Earth in the form of rain, hail, sleet, or snow. One phase in the water cycle.
What is producer? A plant or otherr organism that concentrates energy from the sun through photosynthesis.
What is reservoir? Protected artificial or natural lakes.
What is salinity? easures how much salt is dissolved in one kilogram of water.
What is surface runoff? Water that flows over land until it reaches lakes, rivers, or other surface water areas.
What is surface water? Water contained in places such as lakes, pond, rivers, streas and reservoirs.
What is transpiration? Process in which plants open tiny open pores on their leaves to gain carbon dioxide but lose water. One phase in the water cycle.
What is water cycle? Describes how watermoves around the Earth by the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and transpiration.
What is watershed? An area of land that catches all rain and snow and collects its in one place like a river.
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